AE : Inspirations


S E E I N G : Hearts. I've been working on keeping my eyes open and looking down when I look through the lens. Totally inspired by Kelly Rae Roberts.


B R O W S I N G : I've been checking out some serious visual inspiration via Creature Comforts. Be warned...this is one of those sites that will lead you on a ton of additional visual adventures.


D O C U M E N T I N G : A Mini Diary from Marta of I love the simplicity of this little book. Currently it sits on my desk and I grab it from time to time and jot down my answers. I feel no pressure or obligation to do it daily.


P U R C H A S I N G : After seeing some awesome quilts Jamaica has been making I commissioned her to create one for Anna. I just about cried when I opened up the package and immediately sent her an email thanking her for creating an heirloom for our family. Handmade = good.


P L A N N I N G : Love how Liz did this wall in her office. Great post including more information and a free template for your photos here.


A note of appreciation to you today for your continued support and a request. If you currently have a link to my blog from your blog or website, would you mind changing the link to instead of the typepad address? Thank you

32 thoughts

  1. Lynn

    2010-06-08 03:17:25 -0400

    going to change the link on my site. btw I LOVE LOVE love that quilt. handmade is definitely the way to go. ;-)


    2010-06-08 03:33:12 -0400

    Ali, that quilt is SO cute! It's definitely going on my "to make" list for the future.

  3. sue

    2010-06-08 03:38:05 -0400

    Got the link changed so I'm set to move forward with your blog!

  4. Dawn Nikol

    2010-06-08 03:41:41 -0400

    I love that quilt! Wish she had more up for sale!

  5. jen shears

    2010-06-08 03:54:13 -0400

    Thanks for sharing things that inspire you- keeping all of us inspired too! You are a gift!
    And that quilt! OH! So amazing- I totally would've been in tears seeing it for the first time & imagining its life to come....

  6. Verona H

    2010-06-08 04:09:05 -0400

    Thank you for adding beauty to my day--and introducing me to new sites.

  7. Deb J

    2010-06-08 04:12:35 -0400

    I have an album I made that is like the mini diary. I enjoy not having to think much.

  8. callie

    2010-06-08 04:58:59 -0400

    great heart rock!

  9. Nicole

    2010-06-08 05:23:33 -0400

    Ooh, does this mean you're about ready for the new website launch? Also, I've been meaning to ask...I heard in a Paperclipping Roundtable that you were able to purchase the rights to Life Artist and were thinking about selling it as a PDF you know when/if that might be happening? I'm so excited!!

  10. Ali Edwards

    2010-06-08 05:30:46 -0400

    We are getting closer to a date set as of yet. And yes, I am making some adjustments to the Life Artist likely won't be until the fall :).

  11. cindy b.

    2010-06-08 06:37:10 -0400

    Awesome stuff Ali!! Thanks for sharing!!

  12. kelly

    2010-06-08 07:00:32 -0400

    I love the links you posted today. Thanks so much. And, I love the hidden story in your story. I just listened to a talk by Brene Brown and one of the things she said was 'tell your story and love who you are in the process.' It is the way I want to live and work and love and I so thank you for being an inspiration on this journey.

  13. Melanie K.

    2010-06-08 07:39:15 -0400

    I love Creature Comforts ... so much eye candy and a LOT of variety. I also like her Chic for Cheap posts.

  14. Chloe

    2010-06-08 11:36:15 -0400

    Ali, you are such an inspiration. I know you hear this all the time but it is simply so true. xo

  15. Carole Hepburn

    2010-06-08 12:13:13 -0400

    Love the heart rock - I have some lining my outdoor pond and just adore them ! The quilt is fabulous - I too would have had tears of joy !!

  16. Andi Sexton

    2010-06-08 13:02:03 -0400

    All updated in my reader!!! Thanks for another great day of inspiration.

  17. Marsaille

    2010-06-08 15:12:13 -0400

    I always love these posts. I have a two year old and a 1 month old... and the computer is in the basement. Never have time to turn my back and find these cool things. Thank you for being you and having tastes so like mine!!

  18. Erin

    2010-06-09 01:05:05 -0400

    Love to see what is inspiring you.

  19. Stephanie Tu

    2010-06-09 03:35:12 -0400

    I updated the link on my blog :-)

  20. tania smith

    2010-06-09 05:47:23 -0400

    I love the heart rock photo! I took a photo this early spring in where I made a heart out of some small stones and laid it on a crack on the ice of our lake. It has been one of my favorite nature photos from this year. I love finding GOOD things to be inspierd by. And mostly I notice these things come from God's creation or the fruit of one's hands when using thier gifts. That is where some real beauty can always be found.

  21. Kareen

    2010-06-09 21:14:31 -0400

    I saw this photo wall on the paislee press site. Thought it was a way cool look too!

  22. Tori

    2010-06-10 06:34:28 -0400

    Love all of them, especially the quilt! Don't you just love the wonderful of blogging and how it ties us all together?!

  23. Molly Irwin

    2010-06-11 06:24:28 -0400

    Oh my gosh, I just enlarged the tiny diary by Marta, and it's really similar to my summer book pages. I've seen Abby (Try Again) do her 'five senses fridays' posts and always loved them. Decided it was just the thing for a quick, not-so-serious summer project. ... more soon.

  24. Ez

    2010-06-14 17:46:27 -0400

    Oh my! What a delightful surprise to discover my blog featured here on your gorgeous site! Thank you so much for including me! You completely made my day1 xo Ez

  25. Ellen McKinley

    2011-01-20 00:48:49 -0500

    I am so glad that I found your website! Creating Keepsakes has not been the same inspiring magazine since the mass exit of you, Beck, and Lisa, and I find you so inspiring. I am tackling One Little Word and Project Life this year, and look forward to all your blog entries and project updates. Thanks for continuing to contribute to the scrapbooking community!

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